2016 continues its grim toll with the passing of AA Gill on Saturday. A marmite figure for sure, but I never read anything he wrote which I didn’t enjoy. His books of travel writing always throw up interesting perspectives and views, showing he was far from a right wing Clarkson lite figure. And his “Sap Rising” – famously reviewed by the Guardian with a “Do not buy this book” (they immediately put the quote on the cover) is a hilarious and quite outrageous romp. I didn’t keep up with his newspaper columns but I’ll dig out the travel book later and re-read his piece on the visit to Dachau. Stunning stuff.